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A Day in Lubbock

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Lubbock offers a real West Texas experience. There are abundance of things to do and see in the Hub City, including live music, interesting and unique history, performing arts, winery tours, and much more. In Lubbock just for 24 hours? We have you covered. Check out the city highlights in 24 hours through this itinerary guide.

Lubbock 24 hour guide
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9:00am, Time to kick start your day with a hearty breakfast!

Start your day with a delicious and hearty breakfast at the Lubbock's Breakfast House & Grill. It puts out delectable griddle breakfast, plus southern plates, burgers and sandwiches. Delish highlights include sandwiches, burgers, pasta, steal, salads and southern plates. 

Address: 7006 University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79413, United States
Phone: 1 806-687-8912
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 6:00am-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: Open 24 hours; Sunday: 6:00am-10:00pm

American Wind Power Center at 10:00am!

Begin your day of Hub City exploration with the world’s largest windmill museum- the American Wind Power Center. Know the Great Plains wind power history at the American Wind Power Center. The center features over 170 unique and restored windmills spread throughout the 28-acres of hills. 

Address: 1701 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX, United States
Phone: 806-747-8734
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Website: windmill.com/ 
Distance from Lubbock Breakfast House: 6.1miles or 8minutes drive

Bayer Museum of Agriculture at 11:00am!

Next, head off to Bayer Museum of Agriculture that features historical and interactive exhibits dating back to the early days of Agriculture. It has unique displays, including 71 pedal tractors, a 1920s Blacksmith shop replica, around 700 collectible toy tractors, cotton ginning history exhibits and other household items. 

Address: 1121 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States
Phone: 1 806-744-3786
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Distance from American Wind Power Center: 0.4miles or 2minutes drive

Buddy Holly Center at 12:00pm!

Experience the music of West Texas and celebrate the legacy of the rock and roll legend- Buddy Holly at the Buddy Holly Center. It houses several interesting artifacts, Buddy Holly’s personal items, including guitar, glasses, clothing, photos, fan letters and other music memorabilia. 

Address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: 1 806-775-3560
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Bayer Museum of Agriculture: 1.8miles or 5minutes drive

Out to Lunch at 1:00pm!

Time to satisfy your appetite! Head off for lunch to Cast Iron Grill (620 19th Street SW corner of I 27 and 19th) that serves up delicious American cuisine, or step into the Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co. (1807 Buddy Holly Avenue) and relish American dishes along with cold beer. For barbecue, drop by Big E’s Barbeque (1802 Buddy Holly Ave). Craving for Italian food, head off to Italian Garden (1636 13th Street) or Orlando’s (24th & Avenue Q Near Downtown).   

Silent Wings Museum at 2:00pm!

History again! Head off to Silent Wings Museum that features the story of glider pilots who took part in WWII. The valor and sacrifice of these pilots is honored and remembered at this museum. Check out the WWII gliders, historic airplanes and peruse the three exhibit galleries. 

Address: 6202 Interstate 27 Service Rd, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States
Phone: 1 806-775-3049
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Joyland Amusement Park at 3:00pm!

Time for some adventure and fun! Visit the Joyland Amusement Park that is loaded with thrilling and fun rides for everyone. It has water rides and slides, kid-friendly rides and many traditional rides. Some of the popular rides are number cars, the Scrambler, roller coaster, Tilt-O-Whirl and carousels. Fun for all ages, have a blast!

Address: 500 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: 806-763-2719
Distance from Silent Wings Museum: 5.7miles or 7minutes drive

Retail therapy at 5:00pm!

Shop for antiques and collectibles at Grand Central Station Antiques. This spot has everything from unique items for office and home to gift items for special someone. It has over 50 dealers selling vintage items. 

Address: 4020 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79412, United States
Phone: 1 806-747-6206
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Fashion-forwards, head off to the Kingsgate Shopping Center that houses over 40 stores- national as well as local. Retail stores like Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Chico’s, Ann Taylor, and many more can be found here, along with other specialty retailers. Shop ‘til you drop!

Address: 4210 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79423, United States
Phone: 806-745-9718
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Sip and Savor at 7:00pm!

Lubbock is home to award-winning wineries. Step in to the first and the most popular winery in Lubbock-La Diosa Cellars that will delight your senses of taste and smell. La Diosa Cellars offers diverse international and local wines, along with Spanish-inspired tidbits. Kick back and unwind with a glass or two of wine, delish bites and live music at this spot!

Address: 901 17 Street, Lubbock - 79401, TX, United States
Phone: 1 806-744-3600
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00pm-11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm-12:00am

Dinner at 9:00pm!

Head off to Ranch House Restaurant (1520 Buddy Holly Ave) or Back Door Diner (1212 Avenue K) for some American fare. Craving for Mexican food, drop by Taqueria Jalisco (2211 Avenue Q) or head off to River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant (406 Avenue Q) that serves up seafood, Cajun & Creole. 

10:00pm, Lubbock livens up with great music, drinks and dance!

Step into your cowboy boots, and head off to Wild West Lubbock to have West Texas-style night.  Get on the dance floor for two-step with your partner, sip a few drinks, play some pool, a game of pool, and listen to some live country music at this hip nightspot!

Address: 2216 I-27, Lubbock, TX 79404, United States
Phone: 1 806-741-3031
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm


Head off to Heaven Nightclub for drinks and dance all night long. It features popular theme nights, like drag shows on Thursday, ladies night on Friday and more. The DJs spin up some best music of today, top 40, electronic, hip-hop and house all night long to get you on to the dance floor. 

Address: 1928 Buddy Holly Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79404, United States
Phone: 1 806-762-4466

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